Ardtornish Day 14
15/01/13With the weather looking good, I decided to try to secure the six-wheeler for the trip up to Crosben with the team at Ardtornish Estate. This is the remote bothy tucked away on a distant glen, that would be great to shoot if the weather is right, which looks OK for the end of the week.
Therefore I decided to head over to Mull, to see what this Island of the Inner Hebrides had to offer. Just a twenty minute ferry ride from Ardtornish and the mainland, Mull is a substantial island that we took 111 miles to circumnavigate. But what a day!
We landed before dawn and first stop was Fishnish where I could look across the Sound of Mull and see where we stayed at Inninmore on the opposite side. Walking to the rocks, I was met by a female otter and a gaggle of immigrant geese that were not overly put out by my imposition. They moved away but not without giving me a good look at them.
As for the photography, it was a really good day. I have so many images in my files that I really need time to work them up but I really wanted to get some posted for you to have a look at.
As I said, we pretty much went around right the way around Mull and on our journey, we picked up a 73 yr old hitch-hiking mountaineer who told us a few things about the landscape and the fact that deer eat their own antlers - unless they reside in a sandstone area - because they need the calcium. Perhaps that's hwy we haven't come across any 'handlebars' lying around as I had expected!
Anyway, please excuse the short blog tonight becuase we've got dinner on and, while I put Allen in charge, I can smell burning! So let me close in saying we're off for a trek up into the high peaks tomorrow so do be sure to check out the new images tomorrow.
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